Zion’s Artistic Legacy Continues

Zion’s Artistic Legacy Continues

2014 Plein Air Invitational When John Wesley Powell completed his second expedition down the canyons of the Colorado River in 1871, he invited artist Thomas Moran to join him on his explorations of the region surrounding the Grand Canyon. Moran’s artistic eye became...
Don’t Blame Oscar’s!

Don’t Blame Oscar’s!

There are many ways to find information about where to get the best meal when traveling. The most reliable method I’ve found is to ask the people who live there. Locals aren’t easily fooled by fancy storefronts, excessive marketing or in-your-face...
“The Desert Shall Blossom . . .”

“The Desert Shall Blossom . . .”

When Mormon pioneers first settled the valleys of Utah, an oft-quoted passage from Isaiah helped them maintain hope that they could survive and even flourish in this harsh, but beautiful land: “The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and...
The Road Less Traveled

The Road Less Traveled

Any visitor to Zion will tell you that it’s one of the most beautiful places on Earth. No matter what part of the park you see, you are sure to be treated to a feast for the eyes and the soul. But one thing I’ve learned from a lifetime of outdoor...
The Springdale Surprise

The Springdale Surprise

It should come as no surprise that Spring is a glorious time of year in Springdale. But there are many things about this resort town which many people don’t expect. On the weekend before St. Patrick’s Day, my wife and I spent the night in Springdale to celebrate our...